About Barney

About Me.

I love coffee, dogs, anything mint, and a good joke. My beautiful wife, Mary, is my best friend. For more than 30 years, I've had the honor and pleasure of helping artists and creative entrepreneurs develop marketing plans and strategies.

The Journey

My journey has taken me from art business advertising exec, to author, blogger, art marketing expert, community builder, and a course creator. The constant is it is all aimed at finding the best ways to help artists live joyful, productive lives.

The Path 

My way is to teach visual artists how to market their art in ways that align with their values and needs. That's living the dream, except it's not a dream if you are living it. 

My Why

The grand vision is to make the world a little better by inspiring artists to live their dreams and share their art with humanity. I believe enabling artists to live in harmony with the creative life they choose is alchemy. — Barney Davey

AMTP - Changing Lives - Making a Difference

The AMTP (Art Marketing Toolkit Project) has the potential to make a significant impact on the lives of thousands of artists. While there is an impressive library of art business and marketing training, workbooks, and recordings, much more can be done.

The long-range plan is turning the AMTP into a charitable trust that will perpetuate helping artists live their dreams and learn art marketing. The influence artists make on society is immeasurable. This program helps artists to make it on their terms. Please accept my invitation to become an AMTP member.  


  • Artists can live their dreams by satisfying their unique need to be an artist.
  • Making art marketing information affordable for all artists is a good thing to do.
  • Encouraging artists to live their fullest lives empowers them to provoke and enlighten us.

Whether you join to participate in the worldwide community, learn new art marketing techniques, or support my mission to help artists worldwide lead happy and productive lives, you are appreciated.

I find joy using my decades of experience in the service of artists. If I were hipper, as I once was, I'd say it's my jam.

Three decades of art business experience in pictures.

bestselling books by barney davey

Bestselling art marketing books by Barney Davey  - Click the books to purchase.

As Seen In

I've written, worked for or been featured by these publications. 

One-on-One Coaching

You Can Live Your Best Artist's Life and I'm Here to Help You.  

Setting and achieving goals is how you make dreams come true. I will help you align your goals and actions with your capabilities and desires. I'm here to encourage you set goals, get things done, and live your best artist's life.  

Meet Barney Davey

This 90-second story highlights 30 years of helping artists get their work to market. Enjoy!   

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